Sometimes I think how ridiculously long it takes to get ready to go on a (long) run. There’s so much to do and prepare for before walking out that door. Whatever happened to just putting on a tank and shorts and shoes and going for it?
Well, I thought it would be funny to share the dialogue that goes on (in my head) before leaving for a run –
Hmm, what should I wear?
Black shorts. Ok, that’s easy.
Now, which shoes?
Should I wear a tank that matches my shoes or do I care that much today?
Well, I have to be somewhat coordinated.
Ok, I’ll wear this tank. But what sports bra? Let me see what’s clean.
Hmm, I don’t want to wear that one. Not enough support for a long run. How about this one…one of the few that I only wear for long runs.
Ok, now socks. Do I match, go with basic white, or wear a bright color instead? Hmm, these are comfortable and my favorites. But maybe I should break in a different pair that I don’t wear too much. Nah, I’ll wear my favorites.
Ok, so I have socks, shoes, sports bra, tank, shorts…Oh! I need my toe caps.
Let’s see, now I need to make sure I charged my watch. And I need my hydration belt.
I need my headphones and armband too.
Let me get my gels and fuels and hydration ready. Which powder flavor do I want to have this time? Hmm…
Ok, I think I have everything.
Oh wait! I need body glide. And deodorant.
And my hat.
And sunscreen. Especially on my hands.
Am I forgetting anything?
I ate something substantial, right?
Ok, everything is on. I need my chapstick and my key. I think I am ready…
Ok, I’ll take one last swig of water.
Alright, I’m ready now.
Let me double check my shoes are double knotted.
Ok, I am ready.
[exit house] Ok, I have my key and I will put it in my hydration belt.
Turn on watch. Make sure playlist is all good and has good tunes.
Ok, I think I am ready.
Oh damn, my watch is full of saved runs. Delete one so I can start a new one.
Ok, I am ready.
Yup, I’m ready. Let’s do this.
(30-45 mins later…)
Is your dialogue similar?? #crazyrunners